Defer to life.
"On the day of discharge the doctor gave my dad a list of facilities
and addresses. When Dad asked, “What’s this?” the doctor told him these
were places that Dad could take Eddie to to live. My dad replied, “He
is our son, and we will take him home and raise him!”
"And raise him they
"They taught him what they could. It took him longer than most kids to
learn to crawl, to learn to walk – but he did! They taught him like any
other child – good manners, how to wash his hands, his boundaries
outside, and how to cut his food, which, by the way he was not too
pleased about at first! And the list goes on and on. But what we never
expected was what Ed would continue to teach us."